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Comic-Con 2012: The First Panel Announcements Include Fringe, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries

It's just about time to steam clean that Stormtrooper costume and practice standing in line. Comic-Con is just over a month away and it's time to start compiling the itinerary that will never come to fruition because you'll be waiting to get into the Naruto panel all day.

Warner Bros. TV announced which of its shows and corresponding stars will be present at this year's Con, and it's a pretty awesome start to the incoming flood of info we'll all be drowning in over the next month.

Bring your popcorn to Preview Night, the Wednesday evening before Comic-Con officially begins, because there's plenty of brand-spanking new television to watch. WB will preview ABC's 666 Park Avenue, The CW's Cult and Arrow, Fox's The Following, and NBC's Revolution. Hoo boy! Impress your friends by seeing all these new fall shows before they do and spoiling the endings for them!

As for the real deal Comic Convention, the aforementioned new shows will all be there, as will The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Supernatural, Person of Interest, among others. Big ups to Fringe, which moves to Hall H for the first time on Sunday, along with Supernatural (and yep, Jared and Jensen will be attending this year).

Here's what WBTV will be offering this year (subject to change, obvs):

(Note for noobs: Hall H is the big stage, Ballroom 20 is the largest room in the main convention hall, Room 6BCF is a step down, and Room 6DE is the smallest of the bunch.)



Thursday, July 12

MAD, with producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. Room 6DE
Nikita, with Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, and EP Craig Silverstein. Room 6BCF



Friday, July 13

The Big Bang Theory, with TBD cast members and producers. Hall H
Cult, with Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, and EP Rockne S. O'Bannon. Room 6BCF
666 Park Avenue, with Terry O'Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, EP David Wilcox, and EP Matthew Miller. Room 6BCF
Arrow, with Stephen Amell. Ballroom 20
Childrens Hospital, with Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler, Ken Marino, and EP Jonathan Stern. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom



Saturday, July 14

The Vampire Diaries, with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, EP Kevin Williamson, and EP Julie Plec. Ballroom 20
The Following, with Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, EP Kevin Williamson, and EP Marcos Siega. Room 6BCF
Person of Interest, with "stars and creators." Oh please let Jim Caviezel show up! Room 6BCF
Revolution, with Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiridakos, EP Eric Kripke, and director Jon Favreau. Room 6BCF



Sunday, July 15

Supernatural, with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, Mark A. Sheppard, EP Jeremy Carver, and producer Ben Edlund. Hall H
Fringe, with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, and producers. Hall H
DC Nation, with producers. Room 6BCF



Are you going to Comic-Con? What panels are you excited for? Can I crash on your hotel room floor?


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dammit. This is one of those moments you wish you lived in the US. Seeing Anna Torv and John Noble would just be amazing but hey what can you do.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- everyone said there was nothing happening on Sunday. I had to buy day tickets full package was gone and the only panel I want to be at is on Sunday. NO! How could you put Fringe and Supernatural on Sunday.....
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TVD with Dobrev, Wesley and Somerholder, JP and KW....why isn't JoMo there this year, I would love to ask him something about Klaus..and what about Candice....Caroline was the star of s3! Thats sad, I mean I can already predict what questions will be asked -



1. Nina whom would you chose Stefan or Damon

2. Nina whom do yo think Elena as a vampire will choose

3. Ian, what is coming up for Damon next season

4. Julie, when are Damon and Elena getting together?

5. Julie, OMG, DE met first, what does that mean...

and then like 5 more questions will be about DE...seriously, I feel bad for Paul, he has been amazing this season, but the show has become a Delena show, so practically everything revolves around them finally having sex to please the 14yearold high school girls....while there are other characters on the show too, just FYI.
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Agree with you on everything! Caroline stepped up in S3 and Klaus was just amazing! They shld have Candice and JoMo there! They were the new angle this season and alot of fans were looking forward to them being there.

You are so right about it being a DE show! It's getting annoying. I hope with Kevin back they can bring it right on track instead of having JP's fangirling control it. Lol.
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Oh why do I have to live in Massachusetts..... :( I want to see Jim Caviezel! And you know the rest of the Person of Interest cast too....
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I wish I was born in US( then I'd be at Comic con for sure. though I/m not a comic book guy but like whole idea of comic-con and like TV shows of course. Instead I'm in friggin' Moscow with ugly f----g cunning d-bag of a president(
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no Game of Thrones this year?
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This is just the shows from WBTV!
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Heck Yes, I am, BBT all the way
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I WISH I was going....*sigh*.....but I have this unfortunate condition where a) I must work for money, b) I live on the east coast, and c) I couldn't get the time off. :-/



BUT, if I WERE going, so far the panels I would want to see are The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural.
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Now I wish I was living in California to go to this... :(
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I REALLY WANNA GO!!!!!!! :'(
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I am going, my hotel is 15 miles away tho, and sorry but no more roomies for me.

From this list:



DC nation

Childrens Hospital

Big Bang Theory which I never can get into



Maybe the Arrow stuff but I doubt it, I'm usually too busy for those days.



Glad to see they're using hall h on Sunday again, but they should run ballroom 20 then as well, it's always one or the other on Sunday, never both.



Hopefully I'll buy a comic as well. ;-)

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Comic Con is on my list of things to do one for when I get enough money to do them. I think it would be an awesome experience.
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Im way more excited for Pacey-Con 2012
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not going and so far i dont see any panels that i wish i could go see yet
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Hope that Bob's Burgers gets a bigger panel this year.
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Amen to that! I waited in that longass line last year for an hour plus and was still skunked by 20 people or less. Got in for Ugly Americans after it, turned out the room was stupidly small, held 200 I think. Got great seats later in the same room for the Adam West Batman panel tho.
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I hope The Venture Bros. gets a panel this year. I've been looking forwards to season five for over a year now.



I'm not going, but there's always video of what happens there.
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Last year they had 2 panels, and I missed them both. :-(
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